"Bulgaria and Azerbaijan are strategic partners. We have signed a relevant declaration relatively recently.," said Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in a one-on-one meeting with Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria Kiril Petkov on July 21, APA reports.
"In short, this is a very high level of cooperation. Of course, our strategic cooperation covers many areas, including energy security. This is currently one of the top topics on the global agenda. These and other issues will be discussed today. I am glad that we have established cooperation in the field of energy. There is already a direct line to Bulgaria along the Southern Gas Corridor. This, of course, is a long-term cooperation that will have great potential in the future – not only energy but also other areas such as trade, investment, creation of joint ventures, tourism.
There are many areas to be discussed between friends. Our countries are friends. I am sure that this friendship will strengthen in the future. Welcome again!", said President.